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Real Cases in Real Estate by Andrea Lee Negroni, Esq. – July 25th, 2011 Update
Posted on 25 Jul 2011 by Andrea Lee Negroni

Real Cases in Real Estate is a weekly update on real estate law, with legal principles illustrated and explained by lawsuits from around the country. The topics are wide-ranging for appeal to a broad spectrum of readers including lawyers, homeowners... Read More

Vetstein Law Group: Cleaning Up After Hurricane Sandy: Homeowner’s Insurance Coverage & Downed Trees
Posted on 30 Oct 2012 by Vetstein Law Group, P.C.

By Richard D. Vetstein, ESQ Massachusetts Homeowner's Insurance Coverage for Hurricane Damage Although Massachusetts was spared a direct hit by Hurricane Sandy, there are widespread reports of flooding and property damage. Whether the damage... Read More

Vandeventer Black LLP: Am I Really Responsible for That?
Posted on 27 Apr 2012 by Vandeventer Black LLP

By Neil Lowenstein Landowners hire contractors to perform work for the landowner. Contractors then typically hire multiple subcontractors to perform various portions of that work. And, subcontractors then hire sub-subcontractors to perform various... Read More

Vetstein Law Group: Irene Cleanup Mailbag: Who Is Responsible If My Neighbor’s Tree Fell On My House, Car, Shed, Or Swingset?
Posted on 30 Oct 2012 by Vetstein Law Group, P.C.

[ Originally published 08/30/2011 ] By Richard D. Vetstein, ESQ Massachusetts Fallen Tree Law Hurricane, Tropical Storm, whatever-you-want-to-be-called-Irene certainly did a number on Massachusetts. We are into Day 2 of no power in my hometown... Read More

Property Developer’s Failure To Perform Because Of the Economy Was An Occurrence
Posted on 28 May 2013 by Randy J. Maniloff

While much debate has centered around coverage for construction defects, the parties have at least known where the claims are coming from - a structure is set out to be built, something doesn't go right and repairs need to be made. But in IMG Worldwide... Read More

Real Cases in Real Estate By Andrea Lee Negroni, Esq. – February 4th, 2013 Update
Posted on 4 Feb 2013 by Andrea Lee Negroni

Real Cases in Real Estate is a weekly update on real estate law, with legal principles illustrated and explained by lawsuits from around the country. The topics are wide-ranging for appeal to a broad spectrum of readers including lawyers, homeowners... Read More

Kitchen Construction Dispute: Defects In Cabinetmaker’s Own Work Not an Occurrence
Posted on 3 Jun 2013 by LexisNexis Real Estate Law Community Staff

In Shane Traylor Cabinetmaker v. American Resources Ins. Co., Inc , the building owner, Barbee, claimed that the work of the policyholder, STC, "was not performed in a workmanlike manner ... requiring [Barbee] to repair and/or replace the work performed... Read More

Duane Morris LLP: New Jersey Property Owners Who Suffered Significant Damages as a Result of Hurricane Sandy May Be Entitled to Property Tax Relief
Posted on 26 Nov 2012 by Duane Morris LLP

Any property owners in New Jersey who have suffered substantial damages to their real property as a result of Hurricane Sandy should be entitled to tax relief pursuant to New Jersey law. Specifically, N.J.S.A. 54:4-35.1 provides that any parcel of real... Read More

Holy Mau: A New Kind Of Chinese Drywall Claim
Posted on 21 Nov 2013 by Randy J. Maniloff

Chinese drywall -- litigation over the smell of a rotten egg, er, rolls on. There has been lots of coverage litigation over the past few years concerning various issues associated with Chinese drywall. But last week’s decision in Chartis Property... Read More

Fifty States Of Mold Claims
Posted on 11 Jun 2013 by LexisNexis Real Estate Law Community Staff

I. Introduction This first-of-its-kind article provides an overview of many of the jurisdictionally specific mold-related litigation issues, and includes a checklist of how to successfully defend against mold claims. A 50-state survey of the three most... Read More